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  1. Thread: DAR members?

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    My daughters are. Their ancestors on their...

    My daughters are. Their ancestors on their father's side came over in 1638. They also have ties to the Salem Witch Trials. My side is newbies who came in the mid 1800s.
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    Thank you for such excellent advice, everyone,...

    Thank you for such excellent advice, everyone, and some chilling examples of why we can't wait on this.
    The property has been in my family since the 1920s, so my parents own it outright. We're going...
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    Anyone have experience with adverse possession?

    My elderly parents live in a beach front home. About 8 years ago, a developer bought the house adjacent to theirs which he uses for his family, then the house next to theirs. There is an electrical...
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    KL Carp, I'm with you.

    KL Carp, I'm with you.
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    You know that saying, 'No good deed goes...

    You know that saying, 'No good deed goes unpunished...' It sounds like you tried to do something nice, but things got mixed up and miscommunicated, perhaps due to the stress Sue and Sandy are both...
  6. Sending New England jingles!

    Sending New England jingles!
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    I wish I had some kind of amazing talent, but I...

    I wish I had some kind of amazing talent, but I think mine is that I keep a confidence like a vault, and people feel comfortable telling me things. Even complete strangers tell me their life stories...
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    Salt water farm on the coast of Maine. I've...

    Salt water farm on the coast of Maine. I've wished that since I was a teenager, leafing through the classified real estate ads in Yankee Magazine.
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    I'm a product of the Rhinehart Writing Method...

    I'm a product of the Rhinehart Writing Method attempt to make everyone write with the same type of perfectly drawn cursive. My hand always rebelled against such conformity. But it is interesting to...
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    Mr chai had Lasik surgery back in 1999 and it was...

    Mr chai had Lasik surgery back in 1999 and it was incredibly successful. He went from 20/200 to 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other. He now wears reading glasses, but still doesn't need...
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    Having bought and sold a few times, here are my...

    Having bought and sold a few times, here are my suggestions:

    Listen to what the real estate agent says, but do your own due diligence. Our realtor said our kids could attend school in town if we...
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    I saw Princess Anne and Mark Phillips ride at...

    I saw Princess Anne and Mark Phillips ride at Ledyard in 1975 and she was a dynamo. What a cool lady.
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    Huntsville Prison Horses

    Is anyone familiar with the breeding program and horses at the Huntsville Prison in TX?
  14. I can't stand it when people go to a restaurant...

    I can't stand it when people go to a restaurant and let their kids run wild. I feel like I have a right to be furious when people do this because I raised three kids who were left home with a sitter...
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    There are some serious boundary issues here. Your...

    There are some serious boundary issues here. Your DH has got to man up and stop talking about his private life with The Heifer or anyone else at the office. Your miscarriage should not be fodder for...
  16. Thread: TV to binge watch

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    What a great topic! I am looking for a new series...

    What a great topic! I am looking for a new series to get into. My suggestions:
    Blacklist
    Doc Martin (takes a little getting used to)
    The Good Wife
    Hart of Dixie
    I may try Mad Men, but I worked...
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    I love Burberry but I agree with RobinL. I don't...

    I love Burberry but I agree with RobinL. I don't wear perfume to work because some people are so allergic, perfume can make them really sick.
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    I agree with Lizrd, mais c'est une bonne idee!

    I agree with Lizrd, mais c'est une bonne idee!
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    These: "Long story short..." because usually...

    These:

    "Long story short..." because usually that means it won't be.

    a person who refers to himself as 'we'
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    I work with Special Needs children, and I love...

    I work with Special Needs children, and I love what i do. I am always impressed by the grace and dedication of the parents of these special children, and I can understand why there are times when a...
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    Coanteen, that sounds fascinating. I remember...

    Coanteen, that sounds fascinating. I remember when the article first ran in Outside Magazine. I read the book, too, and thought it was great, but so incredibly sad. It's one thing if you aren't...
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    Amastrike, I completely agree with you! And while...

    Amastrike, I completely agree with you! And while we're at it, I think there should be a ban on ultra bright headlites that blind oncoming drivers.
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    OP, what an interesting blog! I am also a history...

    OP, what an interesting blog! I am also a history buff, mostly New England history. I also love coming upon unusual public art. There is a beautiful and totally random huge bronze of Joan of Arc near...
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    What a sad thing it is that so many people know...

    What a sad thing it is that so many people know of someone who went missing in just our small COTH community. My heart breaks for all those families.
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    I work in a municipal Board of Health and I have...

    I work in a municipal Board of Health and I have seen a lot of information on bed bugs. I'm no bug expert, but honestly, if that thing has even one bed bug in it, you'll be out a lot more than the...
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